House of the Dragon Episode 3 Recap & Review 2022

The third episode of the popular Game of Thrones prequel is bookended by fierce battle scenes, and the story jumps ahead a few years to show King Viserys (Paddy Considine) in an “abyss of grief and regret” as the kingdom deals with the repercussions of his choice to marry and impregnate the young, fertile Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey). His stubborn daughter Rhaenyra (the amazing Milly Alcock), a “heedless contrarian,” who refuses to be married off to the highest bidder, is less ready to comply with his demands.  Three years later, the show still conveys that information without coming across as annoying. Rhaenyra, understandably displeased that she now has a shrieking young rival for the Iron Throne, provides a comprehensive recap on this page.

House of the Dragon Episode 3 Recap & Review 2022

House of the Dragon Episode 3 Recap

Rhaenyra continues to be friends with Alicent despite learning about her father, but their friendship has changed. In a bid to win Rhaenyra’s hand, Lord Jason Lannister. The Kingswood outside of King’s Landing, where Viserys and his court had gathered for a hunt in honor of his son Aegon’s second birthday, serves as the setting for the majority of the novel. Yes, Viserys now has a son, who is Queen Alicent Hightower’s firstborn. Alicent has given the king a son and is expecting another child.  To honor young Aegon’s name day, a royal hunt is held. Viserys admits to Alicent his reservations regarding the succession. While riding off, Rhaenyra is assaulted by a wild boar. She is fortunately saved from a wild boar by Criston, and Rhaenyra brutally dispatches the injured animal. She also develops a friendship with Criston Cole. Daemon and Caraxes are engaged in combat in the Stepstones.

Viserys refuses to nominate Rhaenyra as the Aegon heir despite Otto’s urging. When Viserys sends help to Daemon at the Stepstones, there is a fierce battle between the Targaryen volunteer force and the Triarchy in which their commander Craghas Drahar is killed, along with Corlys, Vaemond, Laenor, Seasmoke, and Velaryon warriors. Yes! Daemon Targaryen slain Craghas Drahar. 

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